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Red Death


"Show Time!"
Other Names
Real Name: Unknown
1st appearance: Red Means Stop
Voice Artist: Clancy Brown
Guild of Calamitous Intent


A veteran rank-10 supervillain who only arches his nemeses on one day a year. His body has the appearance of a red skeleton, but in spite of his terrifying visage and reputation, he is actually a kind, gentle man who is a loving husband to a normal wife and father to a daughter who looks like him. However, when arching or in times of anger or other elevated emotion, he slips into an evil persona - signified by his skin darkening, eyes turning yellow and voice deepening - with no hesitation to kill; his apparent preferred method of killing is vaporization, and he is known to kill every time he arches in order to maximize his time spent with his family. He has balanced his civilian and supervillain lives and as such is able to switch between personas largely at will. Red Death is aware of the Monarch's reputation and knows him well enough to immediately identify the Blue Morpho as him; upon this discovery, he gives the Monarch advice about balancing family life and work as a supervillain as he was also once obsessed with a super-scientist nemesis until he realized he was neglecting his family and himself, and also tells him that rules allow villains to do what they do and if he follows the rules, he will get his chance to arch Dr. Venture once again. He agrees to keep the Monarch's identity as the Blue Morpho a secret in exchange for 21 allowing him to kill another villain held hostage in a dungeon beneath the Morpho Cave. Original members.


In his civilian identity, Red Death has shown himself to be a kind and caring family man. It is shown that he will go through great lengths to make sure they are safe, best seen when he threatened to find and kill The Monarch for laying a hand on his family.

When in his role as a villain, Red Death takes on a more dark and brutal personality which is able to intimidate those around him and leave them in a state of fear. He also possesses a strong compulsion to viciously kill when engaged in his role as he displayed extreme irritation at the thought of being unable to kill anyone while talking with The Monarch. He even agreed not to reveal The Monarch's activities to the Guild provided he be allowed to kill a crazed prisoner held captive by 21.


Red Death is said by many villains from the Guild and Hunter Gathers to be a legend in the villain community. Red was also able to deduce the Monarch's identity when meeting him in the park and again when he was able to correctly deduce that he was masquerading as The Blue Morpho (whereas most people assumed that he was Dr. Venture).

Equipment and Abilities[edit]

  • Red Death is shown to use a horse that has the ability to fly.
  • He carries a large scythe that gives off flames that are able to cut through metal whenever he slashes at things.

Fun Fact[edit]

  • Red Death may be based in part on "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Visibly, he is quite similar to Marvel Comics' The Red Skull.
  • When Red Death says "Smokin'!" in his mirror (and other similarities) might refer to The Mask comic. He also has the same blood lust as Big Headed Killer.
  • He is the first villain in Season 6 to survive an encounter with the new Blue Morpho.
    • He is also the first to identify the Monarch as The Blue Morpho.



<gallery widths="140" captionalign="left"> File:Reddeath5.png|Red Death (in his civilian identity) watching his daughter. File:Reddeathhouse.png|Red Death's house. File:Reddeath4.png|Red Death on his flying horse. File:Red Death.jpg|Red Death Flying through New York. File:Maxresdefault.jpg|Red Death Threaten The Blue Morpho.